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The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
  • Following the remarks of the two Leaders, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  The time until 10:00am will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 10:00am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Hochberg nomination. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, there will be up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate on the nomination.
  • Cloture was also filed on the following items:
  • If cloture is invoked on the Hochberg nomination, following disposition of the Hochberg nomination, there would immediately be a cloture vote on the Perez nomination.  If cloture is invoked on the Perez nomination, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the nomination.  Following disposition of the Perez nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the McCarthy nomination. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate on the McCarthy nomination. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate would proceed to vote on cloture on the next nomination.

10:01am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States;

Invoked: 82-18

There will now to be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Upon disposition of the nomination we will proceed immediately to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Perez nomination. We hope to yield back some of that time and have those votes early this afternoon. Senators will be notified when any votes are schedule.

We expect to have a series of 2 roll call votes as early as 3:30pm. Those votes would be on the following items:

–          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; and

–          Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.

3:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States;

Confirmed: 82-17

4:09pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor;

Invoked: 60-40

There will be no further roll call votes today.

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to. Further, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate; and that following the authorization, two motions to instruct conferees be in order from each side:

– Motion to instruct relative to the debt limit; and

– Motion to instruct relative to taxes/revenue;

That there be two hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the motions; further, that no amendments be in order to either of the motions prior to the votes; all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate.

Senator Lee asked that the request be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes reconciliation instructions to raise the debt limit. Senator Murray objected to Senator Lee’s modification because she offered the Senator to vote on motions to instruct conferees on the debt limit. Finally, Senator Lee objected to Senator Murray’s original request.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; Invoked: 82-18

2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Confirmed: 82-17

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of MD, to be Secretary of Labor; Invoked: 60-40

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.183, commemorating the relaunching of 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan by Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea.

Began the Rule 14 process of S.1315, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act. (Cornyn)

Began the Rule 14 process of S.1316, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act. (Cornyn)

Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.1911, Smarter Solutions for Students Act.

No additional EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Watch Live House Floor Proceedings

Last Floor Action:
4:59:09 P.M. -H.R. 2668
WORDS TAKEN
DOWN – During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used
and a demand was made to have words taken down. Mr. Price (GA) asked unanimous
consent to withdraw the words. Without objection the words were withdrawn. The
House resumed with debate on H.R. 2668.

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Export – Import Bank Reauthorization … signed


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CONGRESS: the Republican led House – – the Senate considers HR2072 amendments


the Senate Convenes: 10:00amET May 15, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
  • It is the Majority Leader’s intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • At 11:15am, the motion to proceed to H.R.2072 will be adopted and the Senate will begin consideration of the bill. The only first degree amendments in order to the bill are the following:
  • Lee amendment #2100 (phase-out);
  • Paul amendment #2101 (limitation on Ex-Im support);
  • Corker amendment #2102 (export credit agencies);
  • Vitter amendment #2103 (energy development); and
  • Toomey amendment #2104 ($40 billion increase contingency).
  • There will be up to two hours of debate to run concurrently on the amendments and the bill, equally divided, between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the amendments in the order listed above. Upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended. There will be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote; and all after the first vote be ten minute votes. The amendments and passage of the bill are subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold. Senators should expect up to 6 roll call votes as early as 2:15pm on Tuesday.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

The following amendments have been considered to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act:

Following Leader remarks on Wednesday, May 16, there will be up to 6 hours for debate prior to a series of roll call votes on motions to proceed to the Budget resolutions listed below.

– Calendar #357, S.Con.Res.41 (Sessions-his interpretation of the Obama budget);

– Calendar #354, H.Con.Res.112 (Ryan);

– Calendar #356, S.Con.Res.37 (Toomey);

– Calendar #384, S.Con.Res.42 (Paul); and

– Calendar #395, S.Con.Res.44 (Lee, Paul, DeMint).

If all time is used, senators should expect a series of up to 5 roll call votes to begin around 4pm tomorrow. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided between the votes. All after the first vote will be ten minute votes.

Notwithstanding the adoption of any motion to proceed, the Senate would proceed to the remaining votes on motions to proceed. At the conclusion of these votes, the Senate would resume consideration of the budget resolution if a motion to proceed is adopted. If no motion to proceed has been adopted, the Majority Leader will be recognized.

 Prior to agreeing to the consent, Senator Heller asked consent to vote on S.1981 (No Budget, No Pay Act). Senator Conrad declined to modify his request.

At approximately 2:45pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 6 roll call votes in relation to the following items:

Lee #2100 (terminate Ex-Im Bank);

Paul #2101 (debt instruments)

Corker #2102 (private sector financing);

Vitter #2103 Energy products);

Toomey #2104 (lending authority); and

– Passage of H.R.2072, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, as amended, if amended.

2:43pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Lee amendment #2100 (terminate Export-Import Bank); Not Agreed To: 12-87

3:13pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Paul amendment #2101 (U.S. debt instruments); Not Agreed To: 9-89

3:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Corker amendment #2102 (private sector financing); Not Agreed To: 36-62

3:54pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Vitter amendment #2103 (energy products); Not Agreed to: 37-61

4:14pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Toomey amendment #2104 (lending authority); Not Agreed to: 35-63

4:38pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act; Passed: 78-20

 4:44pm There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

5:13pm Following passage of Export-Import Bank Reauthorization (78-20), Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2343 (Student Loans). The Senate then turned to Executive Session and Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:

Executive Calendar #646, Jeremy C. Stein, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and

Executive Calendar #647, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be a Member of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

5:16pm Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and pass Legislative Calendar #366, S.2344, an extension of National Flood Insurance program through December 31, 2012. Senator Coburn objected.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1) Lee amendment #2100 (terminate Ex-Im Bank) to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act; Not Agreed To: 12-87

2) Paul amendment #2101 (debt instruments); Not Agreed To: 9-89

3) Corker amendment #2102 (private sector financing); Not Agreed To: 36-62

4) Vitter amendment #2103 (energy products); Not Agreed To: 37-61

5) Toomey amendment #2104 (lending authority); Not Agreed To: 35-63

6) Passage of H.R.2072, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization; Passed: 78-20

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.460, designating the week of May 20 through May 26, 2012, as “National Public Works Week”.

Adopted S.Res.461, recognizing the teachers of the United States for their contributions to the development and progress of our Nation.

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.5652, Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012. (Republican request)

Began the Rule 14 process of S.3187, Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. (Harkin & Enzi)

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Hearing:

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 15, 2012

 112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

-The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2012.9:31:36 P.M. -On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.9:31:26 P.M. -Ms. Edwards moved that the House do now adjourn.8:24:47 P.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.8:23:29 P.M. -Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 656.7:36:36 P.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.7:33:20 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.7:32:54 P.M. -SPEAKER’S APPOINTMENT – Pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431 note), as amended, and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following member on the part of the House to the Commission on International Religious Freedom for a term ending May 14, 2014: Mr. Elliot Abrams, Virginia.7:31:58 P.M. -H.R. 4045Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:31:56 P.M. -H.R. 4045On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.7:12:58 P.M. -H.R. 4045DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4045.7:12:56 P.M. -H.R. 4045Considered under suspension of the rules.7:12:30 P.M. -H.R. 4045Mr. Kline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4045 — “To modify the Department of Defense Program Guidance relating to the award of Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence administrative absence days to members of the reserve components to exempt any member whose qualified mobilization commenced before October 1, 2011, and continued on or after that date, from the changes to the program guidance that took effect on that date.”7:10:54 P.M. -H.R. 205The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.7:10:52 P.M. -H.R. 205Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:10:51 P.M. -H.R. 205On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 0 (Roll no. 252).7:03:37 P.M. -H.R. 205Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 205 — “To amend the Act titled “An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases”, approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior.”7:03:17 P.M. -H.R. 3874The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.7:03:13 P.M. -H.R. 3874Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:03:13 P.M. -H.R. 3874On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 1 (Roll no. 251).6:56:34 P.M. -H.R. 3874Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3874 — “To provide for the conveyance of eight cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.”6:56:08 P.M. -H.R. 365Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:56:07 P.M. -H.R. 365On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 1 (Roll no. 250).6:31:02 P.M. -H.R. 365Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 365 — “To encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.”6:30:29 P.M. -H.R. 4310UNANIMOUS CONSENT – Mr. Bartlett asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 4310.6:30:28 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.6:21:51 P.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.6:20:35 P.M. -H. Res. 568At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.5:54:42 P.M. -The House resumed debate on H. Res. 568.5:53:51 P.M. -The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2072, without amendment.5:43:26 P.M. -H. Res. 568DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 568.5:43:24 P.M. -H. Res. 568Considered under suspension of the rules.5:43:06 P.M. -H. Res. 568Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 568 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of preventing the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.”5:42:59 P.M. -H.R. 4240Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:42:55 P.M. -H.R. 4240On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.5:38:55 P.M. -H.R. 4240DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4240.5:38:52 P.M. -H.R. 4240Considered under suspension of the rules.5:38:39 P.M. -H.R. 4240Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4240 — “To reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.”5:37:54 P.M. -H.R. 205At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.5:27:47 P.M. -H.R. 205DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 205.5:27:43 P.M. -H.R. 205Considered under suspension of the rules.5:27:28 P.M. -H.R. 205Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 205 — “To amend the Act titled “An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases”, approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior.”5:27:04 P.M. -H.R. 3874At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.5:21:54 P.M. -H.R. 3874DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3874.5:21:51 P.M. -H.R. 3874Considered under suspension of the rules.5:21:33 P.M. -H.R. 3874Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3874 — “To provide for the conveyance of eight cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.”5:21:23 P.M. -H.R. 2745At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Heinrich objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.5:15:56 P.M. -H.R. 2745DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2745.5:15:55 P.M. -H.R. 2745Considered under suspension of the rules.5:15:50 P.M. -H.R. 2745Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2745 — “To amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986 to facilitate implementation of a multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River in Clark County, Nevada.”5:15:30 P.M. -H.R. 2621At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Heinrich objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.5:09:34 P.M. -H.R. 2621DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2621.5:09:33 P.M. -H.R. 2621Considered under suspension of the rules.5:09:00 P.M. -H.R. 2621Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2621 — “To establish the Chimney Rock National Monument in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.”5:07:47 P.M. -H.R. 3534Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:07:44 P.M. -H.R. 3534On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.4:55:57 P.M. -H.R. 3534DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3534.4:55:55 P.M. -H.R. 3534Considered under suspension of the rules.4:55:37 P.M. -H.R. 3534Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3534 — “To amend title 31, United States Code, to revise requirements related to assets pledged by a surety, and for other purposes.”4:54:11 P.M. -H.R. 365At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.4:34:50 P.M. -H.R. 365DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 365.4:34:38 P.M. -H.R. 365Considered under suspension of the rules.4:34:20 P.M. -H.R. 365Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 365 — “To encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.”4:33:02 P.M. -H.R. 4119At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.4:18:55 P.M. -H.R. 4119DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4119.4:18:39 P.M. -H.R. 4119Considered under suspension of the rules.4:18:22 P.M. -H.R. 4119Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4119 — “To reduce the trafficking of drugs and to prevent human smuggling across the Southwest Border by deterring the construction and use of border tunnels.”4:17:56 P.M. -H.R. 1864Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.4:17:53 P.M. -H.R. 1864On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.4:08:27 P.M. -H.R. 1864DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1864.4:08:24 P.M. -H.R. 1864Considered under suspension of the rules.4:08:00 P.M. -H.R. 1864Mr. Coble moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1864 — “To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States.”4:07:59 P.M. -The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.4:06:50 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.2:14:08 P.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.2:12:29 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House continued one minute speeches.2:12:01 P.M. -The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 14, 2012 at 1:34 p.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 4967 without amendment and S. 418.2:11:29 P.M. -The House received a communication from The Honorable Darrell Issa, Chairman, Committee on Oversight and GovernmentReform. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Chairman Issa notified the House that the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, for documents, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he would make the determinations required by Rule VIII.2:11:08 P.M. -The House received a communication from The Honorable Darrell Issa. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Representative Issa notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, for trial testimony, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he would make the determinations required by Rule VIII.2:05:23 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.2:04:17 P.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.2:04:13 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.2:01:15 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.2:00:59 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.12:05:52 P.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.12:00:50 P.M. -MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.12:00:38 P.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.12:00:27 P.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: the Republican led House back on 5/15 – the Senate considers Judicial nominees & HR2072,the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act.


the Senate Convenes: 2:00pmET May14, 2012

Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.

  • It is the Majority Leader’s intention to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act on Monday. As a reminder to all Senators, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R.2072 during Friday’s session.
  • At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items:
  • Confirmation of the Russell nomination
  • Confirmation of the Tharp nomination and
  • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act.

At approximately 5:30pm today, there will be up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following items:

– Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 570 George Levi Russell, III, of Maryland, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland;

– Confirmation of Executive Calendar #571 John Tharp, Jr., of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; and

– Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2072, the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act.

5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of John J. Tharp, of IL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

5:43pm The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.2072, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization. As a result, we were able to vitiate tonight’s cloture vote. The first judge in the series, George Levi Russell (Maryland) was confirmed by voice vote. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Tharp nomination (Illinois).

The agreement on Ex-Im is as follows:

At 11:15am, Tuesday, May 15th, the Senate will adopt the motion to proceed to Calendar #396, H.R.2072, an Act to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The only first degree amendments in order to the bill are the following:

Lee #2100;

Paul #2101;

Corker #2102;

Vitter #2103; and

Toomey #2104.

No amendments are in order to any of the amendments prior to the votes. No motions or points of order are in order other than budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive. There will be up to two hours of debate to run concurrently on the amendments and the bill, equally divided, between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the amendments in the order listed. Upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended. There will be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote; and all after the first vote be ten minute votes. The amendments and passage of the bill are subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTE

1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar #571, the nomination of John J. Tharp, of IL, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District; Confirmed: 86-1

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.5652, Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012. (Republican request)

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #570, the nomination of George Levi Russell III, of MD, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland by voice vote

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The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 15, 2012.

House Hearings for 5/14

9:00 am Hearing: Joint Subcommittee Oversight Field Hearing on “Logs in the Road: Eliminating Federal Red Tape and Excessive Litigation to Create Healthy Forests, Jobs and Abundant Water and Power Supplies” Committee on Natural Resources: Multiple Subcommittees 2:00 pm Field Hearing: Honoring our Nation’s Veterans: Examining the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs